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DES MOINES, Iowa Five people were inside a car that crashed at the east mixmaster in Des Moines Wednesday afternoon.
Authorities said the car was southbound on Interstate 35 and merging onto onto I-80/35 westbound when the driver lost control.
The car rolled several times and came to rest in the median about 2:20 p.m.
Five people were inside including two children under the age of 2. Authorities said the children and two people in the front seats had non-life-threatening injuries.
According to the Iowa State Patrol, Jacquelle McDonald, 11, of Chicago, was ejected and died at the scene. A crash report shows McDonald was not wearing a seat belt.
Authorities funneled traffic down to just one or two lanes through the area and detoured westbound traffic around the crash scene while rescue crews worked.
Eastbound lanes reopened about 3:48 p.m. and westbound lanes followed a short time later.